United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses mother who passed away aged 79
The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has lost his mother, Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who passed away aged 79.
According Daily Telegraph, she died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital.
She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40 and later became president of the European Commission for Human Rights.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was among the first politicians to offer his condolences.
“I’m very sorry to learn of the Prime Minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family,” he tweeted.
Born Charlotte Fawcett in Oxford in 1942, Mrs Johnson-Wahl was the daughter of the barrister Sir James Fawcett – who was president of the European Commission for Human Rights in the 1970s.
One of five children, she studied English at Oxford University. But she interrupted her education to travel to America with Stanley Johnson, whom she met at Oxford and married in 1963.